August 2016 issue

Farming Co-operatives pilot program launched at forum

Greg McNamara, chair of the Industry Advisory Group at Farming Together.

SCU Research Week hits the mark

Murray d'Almeida, Geraldine Mackenzie and  QLD Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett

New professors join staff at Coffs Harbour campus


Oxford fits the bill for law student

Angela Powditch

For Southern Cross University law student Angela Powditch, it feels as though Christmas has come early. The Lennox Head local recently returned from a month-long summer school at Oxford University in the UK, where she made many influential contacts. Angela was one of 70 students from around the globe who attended the prestigious and highly […]

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New Colombo Plan helps student reach new depths


It was one of the toughest, yet best three weeks of Jade Fredericks’ life. In the first year of her Southern Cross University Master of Marine Science and Management and aided by a New Colombo Plan scholarship, Jade left the comforts of Coffs Harbour to travel to the remote Indonesian island of Arborek in Raja […]

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Golden opportunity for SCU media student

SCU media student Emily Page

Southern Cross University media student Emily Page has a talent for making people laugh. That’s why the 21-year-old Lismore student believes she was chosen for a prestigious training program with the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games host television broadcaster, NEP Australia. NEP connected with universities for the Host Broadcast training program, which first-up had eight […]

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Two students win Diabetes Queensland scholarships

SCU student Jennifer Garrett

Two Southern Cross University students have been awarded Diabetes Queensland scholarships to help health professionals care for people with diabetes. Jennifer Garrett and Doreen Qian, both senior nurses caring for patients with diabetes, are studying the Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management. The scholarships pay for one subject each in their studies. Ms Garrett […]

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Business awards win for personal trainer seeking to set new industry benchmarks

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David’s Health and Lifestyle Studios at Goonellabah, owned by Southern Cross University sport and exercise science student David Hoffmann, has taken out Business of the Year at the 2016 Lismore Business Excellence Awards. “I was really happy when we won the Health and Fitness category earlier in the night, given we were up against larger […]

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AFL youngster Jesse Joyce worth the punt

SCU student Jesse Joyce of the Gold Coast Suns AFl team at Metricon Stadium. (Photo by Matt Roberts/AFL Media)

Jesse Joyce has always listed AFL stars as his heroes. Little did he know at age 18 he would become one. During his studies at Palm Beach Currumbin High School Jesse was chosen for the Suns Development squad, and in his first year of a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree at Southern Cross […]

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A who’s who of Australian music at Songwriters’ Workshops

Music student and trumpeter Teagan Brownrigg with jazz legend Vince Jones.

It reads like the line-up for the festival of the decade – Hiatus Kaiyote, Iva Davies, Jim Moginie and Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Katie Noonan, Blue King Brown, Husky, Lior, Rai Thistlethwayte, Tex Perkins, Vince Jones. All these artists and more have graced the stage at Southern Cross University since 2006, sharing their skills and […]

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Reimagining NSW: how a happy, healthy regional and rural citizenry helps us all

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Reimagining NSW: how a happy, healthy regional and rural citizenry helps us all Alison Gerard; Branka Krivokapic-Skoko; and Liz Reimer from Southern Cross University This article was originally published on The Conversation, as part of its Reimagining New South Wales (NSW) series. For this series, Vice Chancellors across NSW asked a select group of early and […]

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Postcard to home: Nataliya Shnidman

SCU Russian student Nataliya Shnidman

Russian national Nataliya Shnidman has worked in multinational corporations around the world, and is now gearing up for a career in Australia. The 33-year-old began her Master of Business Administration at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus in July and will graduate in 2018. “I had friends in Brisbane who convinced me to come […]

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Meet the staff: Stuart Smith


What is your job at SCU?  I am the Business Development Coordinator for the Coffs Harbour campus. It’s a slightly strange title for a career researcher to have and I’m certainly open to suggestions for what best to call the role. Campus Innovation Overlord sounds good. Basically I am here to explore new ways in […]

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